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Sea Moss Drink (Irish Moss Drink)

Learn how to make this modified version of Jamaican sea moss drink aka Irish moss drink - vegan style.
Course Drinks
Cuisine Jamaican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 46kcal
Author Charla


To make the sea moss gel

  • 100 g of Jamaican Irish moss/sea moss 3.5oz
  • 6 cups warm water to soak the moss
  • 2 tbsp of linseed flaxseed (optional)

To make a single drink

  • 1 cup Almond milk can use coconut milk
  • Coconut condensed milk optional to taste
  • ¼ cup of Sweetener - coconut nectar agave nectar, maple syrup
  • tsp Nutmeg
  • tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp of Vanilla


  • Place the sea moss in a colander.
  • Use your hands to thoroughly wash any debris and excess sea salt from your moss. Do this several times until the sea moss looks and feels less gritty.
  • Place the sea moss and flaxseed in a large size bowl with the 6 cups of warm water and leave to soak overnight. The moss will expand in size and the water should thicken slightly
  • Use a colander to pour and drain off the excess water that was used to soak the sea moss
  • Place the sea moss into a blender bowl and puree into a gel. The sea moss should be gelatinous in texture (You may need to add some water to your blender to help break it down).
  • Scoop out the gel and transfer into a jar/bowl and refrigerate.

To make one drink only

  • Add 4tbsp to ⅓ cup of the sea moss paste along with the almond milk, vanilla, spices, sweetener of your choice into a high speed blender
  • Blend into a smooth consistency - add any extra i.e rum, stout, oats etc.. now if required
  • serve accordingly.



  • Some people refrigerate their moss gel for up to 4 weeks. I recommend storing it for 3-4 days for maximum potency.
  • For longevity freeze the gel into small ice cubes.
  • DO NOT USE powdered or flaked sea moss, this form of moss is refined as has loss it's nutritional value.
  • You can also use this recipe to make the sea moss gel only for additional purposes
  • To make a single glass of this drink use ⅓ cup of moss instead soaked in 2-3 cups of water and follow the rest of the instructions.
  • Make sure the sea moss you are using is "Wildcrafted" or "Wild Harvested".
  • If you are facing any difficultly pureeing your sea moss into gel, add a splash of water. I own a high speed blender (vitamix) which makes a huge difference.
  • It is normal for the moss gel to thicken up as it is refrigerated.
  • If the actual drink is too thick, add a splash of almond milk


Calories: 46kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 80mg | Potassium: 31mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 1mg